Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday through early Friday

Staff Reports Posted 9 December 2014 at 12:00 am

The National Weather Service has cancelled a winter storm watch from today through Thursday and issued a Winter Weather Advisory for 1 a.m. Wednesday until 4 a.m. Friday.

The advisory is in effect for Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Wayne, northern Cayuga, Livingston and Ontario counties.

An inch or less of snow is expected overnight with 2 to 4 inches on Wednesday, 1 to 3 inches Wednesday night, 2 to 4 inches on Thursday, and up to 2 inches on Thursday night. The greatest snowfall is expected across the higher terrain south of the Thruway, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

Winds will be northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour and visibility could be as low as half a mile at times.

“A winter weather advisory is normally issued for a variety of winter weather conditions such as light snow, blowing snow, sleet, freezing rain and wind chills,” The Weather Service said. “While the weather will be significant, the word advisory implies that severe winter weather is not anticipated.”